Soldier’s medical discharge sees new fitness boot camp in Woolpit and Norton with fund-raisers for Help for Heroes

Peter Hobbs has started a boot camp fitness business in Woolpit.
Peter Hobbs has started a boot camp fitness business in Woolpit.

A medical discharge last year after a shoulder injury dashed Peter Hobbs hopes of his first tour of Afghanistan – but has also led to a new business.

A medical discharge after a shoulder injury dashed Peter Hobbs hopes of his first tour of Afghanistan – but has also led to a new business.

The 27-year-old wanted to maintain his fitness regime why showing his appreciation to soldier’s welfare charity Help for Heroes.

Now Peter from Woolpit has launched his own outdoor boot camp fitness firm called UK Forces Fitness, which will hold its first session on Monday (3) at Norton playing field.

“When I got medically discharged last year, the main thing I missed was the fitness so I went and got a personal training qualification,” said Peter who was in 39 Engineer Regiment at Waterbeach.

He will hold sessions every Monday and Wednesday at Norton playing field and Tuesday and Thursday at Woolpit Cricket Club. Sessions will be from 6.15pm to 7.15pm.

The last Friday of every month will see him run a no fee ‘Heroes boot camp at Woolpit from 6.15pm to 7.45pm, with all donations from the evening to Help for Heroes.

For more look for UK Forces Fitness on Facebook call Peter on 07966 003091 or look out for his website at www.ukforcesfitness.com

Sessions will cost £8 with a five session package for £35 including a 10 per cent discount at Sports Direct and Oasis Beauty Room at Stowmarket Leisure Centre.

A 10 session pass with the same discounts costs £60.

Over 50s, and members of the services or emergency services will be offered a £5 a session flat rate.